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by Flo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How much do you really need?
Replies: 29
Views: 1713

Re: How much do you really need?

My how much do you need question is more a whole lifestyle thing. For three or four years I managed on four jumpers, three tee shirts and two pairs of trousers. When I moved into the present flat, the furniture, cooking and food utensils, soft furnishings, computer equipment and clothes only just fi...
by Flo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: are people relying more on make do and mend?
Replies: 20
Views: 1189

Re: are people relying more on make do and mend?

Yes. I reckon that either people are selling at car boot sales or on eBay to raise money or are using things till there is no more wear left. Even the charity shops say that the standard of goods coming in is in decline. Prams, buggies and child car seats go so fast off the charity shop down the str...
by Flo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: I fancy going on a rubbish reduction year
Replies: 34
Views: 6056

Re: I fancy going on a rubbish reduction year

I seem to have managed to not buy very much landfill whilst shopping for the house from the looks of it after going through the majority of the house cupboards and drawers. If I keep an eye on things I should make the 6 months mark before the wheelie bin needs to go out for the bin men domestically....
by Flo
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Don't buy anything new in 2009!
Replies: 51
Views: 12345

Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

I have done virtually no shopping at all this year as I'm working through the store cupboard, using up frozen vegetables that the daughter kindly offered to store for me and the last items off the allotment. Well I tell a fib as I've had to buy the annual potting compost quota for the tubs on the al...
by Flo
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: wind wind wind
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: wind wind wind

It's been blowing a hooligan since yesterday afternoon here but to date no rain except a few sprinkles. Despite that I've spent about three and a half hours on the allotment tidying up compost heaps (thank heavens that job is done till it's time to move them this time next year). It wasn't a cold wi...
by Flo
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: I fancy going on a rubbish reduction year
Replies: 34
Views: 6056

Re: I fancy going on a rubbish reduction year

:angryfire: There's been this hooligan of a wind blowing today and it has of course blown a whole load of rubbish into the front yard. All of it was for the recycling bin but that's not the point. It's extra rubbish. Trouble is that the wind has been blowing wheelie bin lids open so I suppose this c...
by Flo
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Don't buy anything new in 2009!
Replies: 51
Views: 12345

Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Ah not to worry about a small glitch like £4.99 eh? I've just bought the potting compost for the season for the allotment tubs as well as seed potatoes and shallots. I also provided all the veg during the summer for the daughter and her family with exception of mushrooms last year. Now all that come...
by Flo
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Helop New to Allotments
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Helop New to Allotments

Hi thanks for the advice yes its still cold - I'm in County Durham - I was just wondering what I could plant first once the hard work of digging is done - is there anything worth putting in in February ...??? I'm next door in Northumberland and we reckon that early planting starts end of March unle...
by Flo
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ethical Clothing
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Ethical Clothing

I've looked. No use for on the allotment and most of it is too small for me. Sad but I have never found fairtrade clothes that I could buy much as I would like to do so. Also it's a tad on the expensive side for my budget. So - much as it grieves me to say so - I shall have to stick with the second ...
by Flo
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Use up the food you have: Commitment 2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3905

Re: Use up the food you have: Commitment 2009

Well having looked at the store cupboard, I haven't been to the supermarket for three weeks except for bread (oh and a packet of washing soda to top up with). Sure I still have a few vegetables off the allotment and a few to use up. I suspect that there will need to be a run middle of next week for ...
by Flo
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Wasting food
Replies: 20
Views: 2717

Re: Wasting food

Hmm - too much money and too little sense comes to mind here. I've too little money and enough sense. Can't afford the waste any more and as there's only me to consult, well if I buy it I make me eat it.
by Flo
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Ladies' handbags
Replies: 42
Views: 7906

Re: Ladies' handbags

Purse,
specs for reading,
camera,
hearing aid,
comb,
pen and paper
carrier bag for shopping
bus timetable
by Flo
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Avoiding Supermarkets....
Replies: 25
Views: 5256

Re: Avoiding Supermarkets....

A nice picture there of washing done with heavy duty drain cleaner. :mrgreen: Glad to be of help :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: I fancy going on a rubbish reduction year
Replies: 34
Views: 6056

Re: I fancy going on a rubbish reduction year

I love shopping too Alan but I've just looked at the money situation. There have been a lot of demands on the pocket recently (mostly things which have been put off till the last moment and needs must do something) which means that there will be a lot less of it happening. On my travels this week, I...
by Flo
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Avoiding Supermarkets....
Replies: 25
Views: 5256

Re: Avoiding Supermarkets....

>>>> snip The only cleaning item I get in the supermarket is soda crystals. Everything else comes in bulk sizes either through a wholefood co-op or off the net (shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner, distilled vinegar, soda bicarbonate). It means I can buy better standar...